At times I find myself stumbling through hard times due to failures in various forms, health issues and even matters of the heart, but never do I let these moments destroy my passion or my sense of self-worth. If I am nothing else, I am resilient. I may not always enjoy or embrace change -… Continue reading The Magic of Resilience and Transforming Negativity
My body is the jacket cover to my continuously evolving book, a tale of of pain and pleasure, a story seeming typical at first look. A few deep marks represent the gift of motherhood and the creation of life, yet others are stark reminders of disease and the cuts of the surgeons knife. The… Continue reading Slightly Tattered, A Little Torn
Some may think that “middle age” is a time of your life when you can start to breathe and enjoy life a bit, and yes, I do think there is some truth to that unless, of course, you are in my boat. This ship rocks and rolls to its own beat, timeline and navigational system.… Continue reading Midlife Mayhem and the Pursuit of Happiness…My Way
Where do you go when you feel the pressure of the day weigh down upon you like a sodden life vest? Where do you run to for solace when you cannot get the chaos in your head to quiet down? What do you do when you simply need to remove yourself from the rat race… Continue reading My Escape Room
In the past two decades with the explosion of the internet and the introduction of social media, we have all been able to share our lives with the world with a touch of a button. As various social media platforms took hold on mainstream society, one thing has become evident; we are obsessed with displaying… Continue reading Shiny Things
I first discovered the medium of podcasting roughly three years ago (I know I am a late bloomer). I had recently started a new position that required a 50-minute commute to and from work each day. Between the traffic, the distance and someone with general anxiety, it was imperative that I found something that would… Continue reading The Podcast: An Unconventional Remedy for Despair
She wandered through the empty corners of her mind looking for direction and inspiration she may have not tapped into quite yet. She felt numb and uninspired, almost comatose as she navigated through this next phase of her life. This was the moment she had fantasized about for years when she was knee deep in… Continue reading The Evolution of She
When the world around you becomes too much, when the chaos in your mind becomes too loud, step back, stay in, and sit in your thoughts or engage in that which brings you back to balance. The world can wait. ˜ Honestly by Ellen Good Very often I find myself needing to recharge. I am… Continue reading The Empath in Me
The dismal days of lonely desperation and unbearable sadness taught her to embrace those periods of pure joy and emotional liberation. The fog will eventually dissipate as she begins to find her way out of the murky mist. © 2019 Honesty by Ellen Good
She desired to be loved by one who was not threatened by her opinions, intellect and eclectic views; someone who could leave the ego at the door and expose their authentic self without fear and trepidation. Although her desire for companionship was often at the forefront of her mind, her unbridled need for a most… Continue reading Rules of Engagement; Second Time Around
She felt most liberated in mind, body, and spirit when she shook off all the expectations and societal norms. A rebel in her own making, and more alive than ever before, she took her first steps towards happiness with clear intent and unfaltering determinations.
Time can be the greatest friend, yet biggest betrayer. It generously gives what seems like glimpses and instances of happiness while later lingering painstakingly with occasions of hurt and sadness. A continuous, cyclical exchange; as it gives, it takes until the very end when we ask with apprehension, "Where has time gone?"
The broken heart you left behind eventually mended and healed, but the scarring that holds the pieces together will never feel and can never be touched. Wall constructed, defenses on high, my life is no longer focused on matters of the heart. It is consumed with finding freedom and happiness that were once denied.